The BlessNations Experience is a three-month program in which we discover more about the Bible while on location. We get to know more about the Islamic and Jewish world and thus expand our intercultural understanding. For one month we serve on different outreaches within a Jewish and Arab environment. This serves to equip us to live a Kingdom culture and Christ centered life among different cultures back home. Right where we live! Come and see!

When

July to September 2022

Where

In the center of Jerusalem.

Costs

Students Switerzland: CHF 1600.00 monthly

Students Europe: € 1350.00 montly

Two months

Training

During the first two months you will experience intensive training in Jerusalem with top speakers from all over the world.

One month

Outreach

For four weeks you will complete an outreach with a team in the Jewish or Arab environment in Israel.

The training phase is based on six foundational values.

Bible study

We study the word of God through contextual Bible study.

Bible sightseeing

We visit biblical sights and experience the stories up close.

Cultures

We dive in the Arab and Jewish world.

Tracks

You choose your track: languages (English or Hebrew), Kraf Maga, church planting or leadership

Community

We live, eat and celebrate together.

Servanthood

We serve the locals during the experience.

Weekly schedule

Monday throughThursday

Mornings: ClassesAfternoons: Tracks

Friday

Field trips in IsraelExperience the Bible on location

Saturday

Church serviceOutreach

Sunday

Day off

Outreach

For the last month we will be working in teams in either a Jewish or Arab environment in Israel. Whether in Tel Aviv, Bethlehem or Galilee – we jointly define the teams and outreach options.

Our speakers

Andrea di Meglio


Schmuel Kahn


Oivind Augland


Adi Furrer


Martin Bühlmann


Tabea Oppliger


Moshe Gabay


Walter Gubler


Nihad Salman


Theo Bunescu


More Info

All the little details

The requirement for the experience is a completed apprenticeship, a high school diploma or an education similar to a high school diploma. We are open to all ages. Whether single or married or family – we have enough space for everyone who wants to join us in this unique experience. We expect the majority of participants to be between 18 and 39 years old.

Married couples are welcome. The first person pays 100% of the costs, the second person receives a 10% discount. As a couple, you are entitled to a double room.

If finances are a problem – be sure to contact us!

  • The school fee includes: food, accommodation, local transport in connection with the experience, school material, speakers, all tracks except language lessons.
  • Married couples receive a discount: 10% for the second person.
  • The school fee does not include: travel to and from the school and any visas (not required for CH, D and A), language lessons (private teacher), outreaches, insurance (health insurance, cancellation insurance), personal expenses.
  • We recommend budgeting USD 300.00 per month for personal expenses.
  • The school fee must be paid one month before the start of school. We will send you an invoice.

If you cannot finance the school fees, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to work together to find a solution.

You book your flight to Israel yourself. If you need help – our travel partner Mideast Tours GmbH will be happy to help.

No visa is required for people from CH, D and A. You can spend three months as a tourist in Israel. Citizens of other countries: Please contact your embassy for more information.

We will assign the rooms around one month before the start of the training and inform you accordingly. Two to four people are accommodated per room. Married couples are entitled to a double room.

The rooms are available from the beginning of the Bible Experience and are already furnished. For logistical reasons, it is not possible to move in before the start of the training.

  • The program will take place as has been defined. The tracks will be published in March 2022 and posted on the website.
  • The final timetable including all speakers will also be published in March 2022.
  • The lessons are either in German or English (alternating) and will be translated into German or English simultaneously. So the experience is a perfect place to improve your language skills.
  • Participation in the experience is mandatory and requires that you be present at all times. Absences are only allowed in justified individual cases (e.g. final exams). We therefore advise you not to receive any or only a few visitors. Free time is always on Sunday and once on a long weekend (Thursday evening to Sunday). Otherwise no holidays are planned.

We will put the teams together during the first few weeks of the experience. We organize the various possible outreach options as a team. You are part of the process and get an insight into the organization of an outreach.

After successfully completing the experience, you will receive a certificate for intercultural work.